Report: Chavez wins arb case, to earn $4M

Report: Chavez wins arb case, to earn $4M

Right-hander Jesse Chavez won his arbitration case against the Blue Jays and will earn $4 million this season, according to ESPN. The club filed a $3.6 million offer.

Toronto has not confirmed the deal.

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Chavez, 32, was 7-5 with a 4.18 ERA in 30 games (26 starts) for the A's last season. He is 24-38 with a 4.55 ERA in 253 games (49 starts) in eight seasons with the Pirates, Braves, Royals, Blue Jays and A's.

Toronto acquired Chavez from Oakland in November in exchange for right-hander Liam Hendriks.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.